A family who were staying in a caravan near Skegness have been robbed of their holiday.
A burglar who broke into the family's mobile home fled the scene with over £600 worth of their belongings.
The family were woken by the burglar, who they described as a ‘hooded youth’ in the early hours of the morning on Monday 9th July. They put up a fight but the burglar fled the scene with all of their spending money.
The incident took place at the Golden Anchor Caravan Park in Chapel St Leonards at around 4am.
The caravan owner who was renting the caravan to the family said “We need to warn everyone to keep safe. I don’t know what I’m going to do to try to make this right.
This family have had their holiday ruined and are talking about going home.”
The burglar got away with £300 from the woman’s handbag and an additional £300 from the man’s wallet, leaving the family extremely short of their holiday savings.
The couples elderly mother was also in the caravan at the time of the incident.
The suspect is believed to have entered the caravan through an open window.
People have come together to raise awareness of leaving caravan windows open at night especially in the heat.
“A wallet and cigarettes were stolen. We’d advise people not to leave purses or handbags on display in caravans and to keep doors and windows shut as caravans are particularly vulnerable to break-in.”
"There have been a few incidents of this type in recent weeks and our local team is aware of this."